Sunflowers: Cultivation, Uses and Ecological Significance


Series: Plant Science Research and Practices
BISAC: SCI011000

Sunflower: Cultivation, Uses and Ecological Significance is a work that brings together renowned researchers from four different countries with experience and scientific competence in the research of Hellianthus annus L. The book consists of six chapters that present information referenced in years of research on various topics such as: a short sunflower review; an organic fertilization revision; the stages of sunflower development; the sunflower under water stress conditions; the sunflower genetic variability; and the development of composite materials.

In each section of this book the authors have provided a little feedback on their extensive work from years of research devoted to the knowledge, domestication and improvement of the use of the species. There are a huge range of sunflower varieties currently being used by modern civilization for different purposes and applications. It is an extremely versatile species that can deliver extraordinary results in different sectors, whether as a highly healthy food in the food industry or as a strategic oilseed for the bioenergy and biofuels segment. It would be impossible to gather all the available information in a single work, however, this small work aims to contribute to the global collection about the species and guide future works that are still needed for the best use of this incredible plant that is the sunflower.
(Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Short Sunflower History Review
(Sergey Gontcharov, Kuban State Agrarian University, Krasnodar, Russia)

Chapter 2. Sunflower Crop under Organic Fertilization in Brazil
(Érico de Sá Petit Lobão, Alberício Pereira Andrade, Pedro Fernandes Dantas, Javob Silva Souto, José Marques Pereira and Dan Érico Lobão, Pau Brasil Foundation, Itabuna, Brazil)

Chapter 3. Stages of Sunflower Development: Correlations in Male and Female Reproductive Structures Formation
(Olga N. Voronova, Komarov Botanical Institute, Laboratory Embryology and reproductive biology, Saint-Petersburg, Russia)

Chapter 4. Classification of Sunflower under Water Stress Conditions by Means of Spectral Reflectance and Chemometrics
(Antonio José Steidle Neto and Daniela de Carvalho Lopes, Campus Sete Lagoas, Federal University of São João Del-Rei, Sete Lagoas, Minas Gerais, Brazil)

Chapter 5. Genetic Variability in Sunflower after Mutagenic Treatment of Seeds and Immature Embryos
(A. I. Soroka and V. A. Lyakh, Institute of Oilseed Crops of the National Academy of Agrarian Sciences, Zaporozhye, Ukraine, and others)

Chapter 6. Development of Environmentally Friendly Composite Materials Based on Sunflower Oil and Alfa Fibers
(Sihem Kadem, Ratiba Irinislimane and Naima Belhaneche-Bensemra, Laboratoire des Sciences et Techniques de l’Environnement, Ecole Nationale Polytechnique, El-Harrach, Alger, Algeria)

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Organic fertilization, Sunflower development, water stress conditions, Genetic variability, Composite materials

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